College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
John Agnew has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Haverford College. In his dissertation research, he used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the neuroanatomical basis of motor control in individuals with dyslexia and matched control subjects. Since 2004, he has taught biology, psychology, and neuroscience courses at the community college and university level in Colorado and online. He has been involved in neuroscience research, attempting to understand some of the behavioral aspects of autism spectrum disorders and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions for individuals with autism, such as therapeutic horseback riding. In addition to teaching, Dr. Agnew is a freelance editor, working with textbook publishers to update and develop new content for their psychology and neuroscience texts. So far, he has developed content for James Kalat’s Biological Psychology, Michael Gazzaniga’s Cognitive Neuroscience, Bob Garrett’s Brain & Behavior, David Eagleman’s Cognitive Neuroscience, and Kolb, Whishaw and Teskey's Introduction to Brain and Behavior texts.